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Old 7th July 2011, 06:47 PM
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Yum minimal install

Can i used Yum in a minimal installation ?

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Old 7th July 2011, 07:01 PM
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Re: Yum minimal install

Sure. Yum is a command line tool and only requires a shell, which is where a minimal install leaves you.
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Old 7th July 2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: Yum minimal install

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Can i used Yum in a minimal installation ?

yum may be the best part of fedora linux . . .
it is much better than Ubuntu apt-get and synaptic package manager imho

and as said above, you only need be in runlevel 3 . . . no desktop even . . . to install with yum
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Old 8th July 2011, 01:21 AM
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Re: Yum minimal install

If you intend to use yum in the minimal system to install additional packages from the repos, then you'll need to be able to establish a connection to the Internet from the runlevel 3 (or multiuser.target or whatever it is now) command prompt. For me, that's very easy to do with a wired NIC in a minimal system. Usually dhclient eth0 (or whatever the interface gets named) will do it. If yum doesn't get connected to a repo, then consider adding some DNS nameserver IP addresses to /etc/resolv.conf. Those will work okay there temporarily. Later, if you go on to install the graphical environment, you'll need to enter those into NetworkManager for them to survive reboots. I find wireless a little difficult to establish in runlevel 3 nowadays. Starting with Fedora 14, wireless-tools was dropped from the minimal package set. When I have to work with wireless in a minimal system, I first set up the InstallMedia repo to get wireless-tools from the DVD. Then I can get connected and get everything else from the repos. WEP encryption makes the wireless connection simpler during the yum work. Then I switch back to WPA once NetworkManager is handling the interface.
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Re: Yum minimal install

My wired ethernet is named em1 in my minimal F15, and "ifup em1" (as root) brings the link up.
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My wired ethernet is named em1 in my minimal F15, and "ifup em1" (as root) brings the link up.

My eth was rename to p1p1
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Re: Yum minimal install

This new naming style is apparently going to be the new way of doing it, but I found in F15 that it's been inconsistent--one fresh install using it and another not doing so. I never figured out the deciding factor--probably one was installed in alpha or beta form and gradually upgraded.
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